Notes of butterscotch, honey, fresh lime, toasty creme brulee greet you on the nose finishing off with undertones of fresh Granny Smith apple. The full bodied fruit is balanced by clean, bright acidity that leads into a soft, savoury finish.
70% Barrel Aged in Neutral, French & American Oak for 8 Months
granny smith apple, butterscotch & crème brulee
The grapes for this wine come from our Spice Cabinet, Culloden, and Eagle & Plow Vineyards located in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills.
The grapes were harvested in the very early hours of the morning so they would arrive to the winery cool. Once at the winery, the grapes went directly to the press where the juice was gently pressed away from the skins. The juice was allowed to cold settle for two days before racking. 70% of the juice was inoculated with BRG yeast and sent to barrel where it aged in neutral and French & American Oak for 8 months. While 30% of the juice was inoculated with CX9 yeast and stayed in stainless steal throughout fermentation. The barrel portion was stirred every 2 weeks to help contribute to the roundness and creamy mouthfeel while the tank portion preserves the fresh fruit characteristics and natural acidity. All of the barrel portion completed malolactic fermentation while the tank portion went through partial fermentation.